140 Horrible Tattoos People Thought Were A Good Idea But Got Shamed For In This Facebook Group (New Pics)

Good tattoo artists sometimes don’t get the attention and respect that they deserve. Some people simply assume that high-quality ink is par for the course. It’s only after you’ve seen just how bad things can truly get that you start developing an even deeper appreciation for good designs and techniques.

The ‘That’s It, I’m Inkshaming’ Facebook group calls out the worst of the worst tattoos that have ever found their way on someone’s skin. They gently poke fun at the designs and share the photos as a warning for everyone to put some thought into choosing their artists. It’s all done in good spirits though, as the point is to mock the actual art, not the people who got them.

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Scroll down for some jaw-droppingly bad ink, upvote the tattoos that you’d hate to get the most, and let us know in the comments if you’ve ever had any ink regrets, Pandas. Meanwhile, if you’d like to see some more God-awful tattoos, you can take a peek at Bored Panda’s previous feature about the Facebook group right over here.

#1 Not Sure If Wolf Utterly Surprised, Or If Wolf Gonna Hork

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Talented tattoo artist David McKinlay, who runs the Archangel 1608 Tattoo Studio in Glasgow, Scotland, told Bored Panda about how artists improve their skills, why it’s essential to constantly try to improve, and just how important your reputation is in the industry (spoiler warning: it’s everything). Check out our full interview with David from Archangel 1608 below, Pandas. Especially if you’re an artist yourself or have hopes to be one in the future!

David, from the Archangel 1608 Tattoo Studio, explained to us how artists develop the skills and confidence to ink other people.

“So an apprentice tattooist will start tattooing on themselves, then when they have good knowledge, on their friends or regular customers of the studio they work at.

From there, their mentors will decide when they are ready to actually tattoo properly on paying customers,” he told Bored Panda.

#2 Anyone Else Thinks That Looks Like A Big Bruise ?

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#3 Dwight Shrute Lookin Lion

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“You need to be confident in your skills to be a good tattooist, as you can’t half-ass it. Every tattoo needs to be the best you can make it, so you need to be sure you can do that. A sign of a good tattooist though is sometimes passing on a design if you’re not feeling 100% about it,” tattoo artist David pointed out that it’s fair to understand and acknowledge your limits. Humility and dedication are key character traits to have here.

As in most things in life, it’s important to put in consistent effort to get better and better, avoiding stagnation.

“As long as tattoo artists are constantly trying to improve and evolve, they’ll always get better—sometimes it’ll be fast, sometimes slow, but as long as you realize you can always go up a level, you will,” David said.

#4 They’re So Realistic, I Can’t Tell Which Ones Are Fake

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#5 When Your Mate Gets A Tattoo Gun

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#6 This Is Not The Way

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“There are too many people that think once they’ve reached a certain level of success, that they no longer have to work hard or make any effort with their work. Nowadays, a lot of artists are quite open about their techniques and skills and are happy to share them. This is how we all get better—by sharing and learning from each other,” the tattoo master told Bored Panda.

David, from the Glasgow-based Archangel 1608 Tattoo Studio, said that reputation is everything in the tattoo world. 

“You’re only as good as the last tattoo you’ve done, and if you’re putting out low-quality work, your business will suffer. If you have been doing poor tattoos, you need to work hard, keep your head down, and only take on tattoos you’re sure you can do well.”

#7 It’s Like Looking In A Mirror!

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#8 No Step On Poop Snek

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#9 Really Love How The Artist Thought The Skull Was Wrinkly Like The Skin

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The ‘That’s It, I’m Inkshaming’ Facebook group is an online community that unites 283.3k members. Up from 243k members the last time Bored Panda wrote about them, the members of the group have been shaming ‘Actually Bad Tattoos’ since 2017.

Their goal is to make people laugh by showing how ‘truly awful’ some designs are, whether due to a lack of skill on the part of the artist or due to reasons beyond anyone’s understanding.

The team running the group makes it very clear what the community is and isn’t for. “If a tattoo isn’t your personal style, you disagree with the placement (like if you say you like tattoos because you’re super [effing] hip! But God forbid someone have a face tattoo!), if you’re only posting for attention, or if you’re trying to get validation for a tattoo on your body that you know is fine… This isn’t the place for you,” they write.

“If you’re triggered by skin, and think every post should conform to your CW’s… This isn’t the place for you. This is a place to post truly awful, [crappy] tattoos, and laugh at them together. Any subject matter is welcome, your content warnings are not.” But before you post anything, make sure that you understand the rules that members are asked to abide by.

#10 Never Seen A One Legged, Half-Tailed Mermaid Before

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#11 It’s The Centipede Cat Arm For Me

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#12 Why Does She Look Like She’s Pooping Out A Chakra

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Tattoo artist David, from the Archangel 1608 Tattoo Studio in Glasgow, Scotland, previously explained to Bored Panda how people can practice their skills in order to get better at inking others.

“Tattooists can practice on any number of things initially, to help them get the mechanics and techniques to tattoo properly,” he told us during an earlier interview. “You can buy synthetic skin, pig skin from a butcher’s, or even use fruit, such as oranges or lemons, bananas.”

Whatever the case might be, the artist noted that there’s really “no substitute for moving, breathing, sweating, bleeding human skin.” Sooner or later, all tattoo artists will have to practice on real people.

“The first 4 or 5 tattoos I ever did were on myself. It was a pretty severe learning curve, but I had to prove that I wanted the apprenticeship, and it let me see how the tattoos would heal up, and what I could do better,” David, from Glasgow, opened up about his own journey in the industry.

#13 More Like Stupidity

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#14 My Ex Sent Me This Yesterday. That’s On His Throat. I Can’t Even Tell What Exactly It’s Supposed To Be. I Do Know That It Looks Horrific

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#15 Impeccable Form

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“You shouldn’t really be tattooing actual clients for a long time, but if you can persuade friends to let you once you’re ready, that’s great,” he shared his thoughts.

“Tattooing is a craft, a skill, and should be taught directly from one person to another,” David said that it isn’t enough to learn by watching “a YouTube video or [going to] a bs tattoo ‘school’ that only care about your money.”

#16 The Only Thing Worse Than The Execution Is The Concept Itself

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#17 There Are No Redeeming Qualities

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#18 Local Shop Keeps Reposting This Like They’re Really Proud Of It

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The customers have to be completely confident about the tattoo they’re getting. A good artist will make sure that they don’t have doubts, big or small, about the design. That way, there are fewer regrets down the line. There’s a constant balance to be maintained between what the customer might want and what an artist can do.

#19 Boyfriends Brother Tattooed A Friend Last Night In Our Garage

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#20 That Lasagna Looks Crisp

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#21 Someone Made A Serious Oopsie

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“We’ll try to offer a compromise, but if the client is too rigid, we’ll point them in the direction of another artist. The client is only right in terms of what they like, not how the tattoo can actually be done or will end up looking,” tattoo artist David told Bored Panda.

#22 Sure It Does

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#23 Dude Has Hemorrhoids As Eyes

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#24 What She Asked For.. vs. What She Got

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“We won’t do any hateful tattoos—racist, homophonic, sectarian, etc. Those tattoos are bad news, but unfortunately, there are those that will still do them,” he said that artists should refuse to do tattoos like this.

“Sometimes, a client will sneeze, or move to answer their phone, meaning the tattoo has an extra line or detail,” the artist said that mistakes happen to everyone, sooner or later.

#25 I’d Hate To See The Worst

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#26 That Wolf Has Seen Some Stuff

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#27 This Key Wouldn’t Even Fit On That Keyhole

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“The important thing is not to panic (and not to panic the client). Take a few minutes and work out how to deal with the mistake—maybe add an extra detail, darken up some shading. Nine times out of ten, you can correct an issue. Stay cool and work it out!”

#28 Zoinks Scoob

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#29 The “Bones” Look More Like Boners

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#30 It Says “There Are Twice As Many Stars As Usual” And The Drawing Was Supposed To Be Used As A Rough Sketch

He showed me his vision and it looked great, then never shaded it, just told me it looked good and I owed him 400

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#31 Awww Heart Poopies

#32 Its So Bad It’s Good

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#33 What Someone Who’s Never Seen A Snake Before Drew After A Blind Person Described To Them What A Snake Looks Like

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#34 This Was An Ad In My Insta Feed From A Tattoo Shop For Their Custom Design Cover Up

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#35 While Looking For Scar Coverage Tattoos, I Found This Gem

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#36 When Getting A Tattoo The Absolute Last Thing I Would Care About Is How Fast The Tattooist Is

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#37 Permanently Filthy. Big Win!

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#38 Maybe Don’t Actually Just Do It?

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#39 *looks At A Paper Of Bird Anatomy* *tosses Over Shoulder*

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#40 They Have A Negative Heart Beat?

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#41 Eww On A F**kin Bed? Seems Sanitary

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#42 Uh, My Eyes Are Down Here

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#43 I Have Never Seen A Back Wing Tattoo That I Liked. But This One… This I Hate Even More Than The Others

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#44 Every One Hates It But This Dumb Tattoo Makes Me Giggle Every Time I Look At It

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#45 Part Of It Is Invisible… I Just… Wow… Nope

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#46 This Is A Photo Of Someone Spreading Covid

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#47 I’ve Seen Road Rash On A Butt Cheek, And This Looks Like Road Rash On A Buttcheek

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#48 When You Get Stoned And Eat A Whole Cherry Pie

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#49 Its So Bad, But Its Cute

#50 My Mom Didn’t Like This One

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#51 Is This Celtic For “Bad Choice?”

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#52 That Palm Has As Much Cellulite As The Parts Under My Butt Cheeks

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#53 Tiger… Lilly?

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#54 Jerssika Ribbet

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#55 Poor Vaporeon

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#56 Another Hour?? To Do What?? Make More Mistakes????

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#57 It’s Sad That She Recorded His Heart Attack On Her Arm Forever

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#58 Cursed Sour Gummy Worm And Big Toe Nail Clipping. I Like The Symbolism

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#59 What Artist Doesn’t Know The Order Of The Rainbow?!

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#60 Expectations vs. Reality

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#61 How Is Babby Formed?

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#62 Why

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#63 Black Coffee Bean Pigeon

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#64 Turtlenecks For Life!!!

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#65 A Girl That Used To Bully Me In High Schools New Ink. Maybe She Bullied The Artist Too

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#66 This Is…… A Lot To Take In

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#67 Joke’s On Him

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#68 The Piece, The Placement (Above Belly Button) And The Audacity… Send Help To This Man

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#69 This Is The Most Texan Thing I’ve Ever Seen

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#70 Those Tires Are Flat Lol

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#71 Crooked A** Lines And Hot Dog A** Fingers

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#72 This Person Has Never Seen A Snake

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#73 I Asked For The Cancer Zodiac Sign, I Got 69

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#74 Dollar Store Jesus

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#75 What A Horrible Coverup

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#76 Live People Ignore … What???

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#77 Steve Broke Her Heart

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#78 No One Will Let This Woman Be Dead In Peace. Every Bad Portrait Wakes Her Up

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#79 Self- Shame Sunday, But Not Really Because I Regret Nothing, Lol. Meet Sharkita

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#80 I Was Simply Looking At Joker Tattoos For Ideas, And Then I Found This

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#81 Done Sitting On My Bed With A Bottle Of Pink Whitney By My Late Husband. Tattooing Was Not His Calling

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#82 The Anime Groups Never Stop

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#83 An Artist I Went To Once (And Regretted) Posted This Spider Today And All I Can See Is Hairy Nutsack Fangs

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#84 What’s Happening With Her Leg?! His Back?! Their Hands?

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#85 Seems Legit

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#86 Fiona Oxton

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#87 Saw This In Another Group Lol

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#88 Ooof …what They Got vs. What They Asked For

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#89 “This Is Exactly What They Asked For”

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#90 It’s A Woman Crying Into Her Heavily Mutated Hands After Ingesting Toxic Waste After A Bad Break Up. Her Insides Are All Jumbled Up Now

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#91 Why Are The Edges Cut Off

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#92 Tell Me Your Name Is Kyle Without Telling Me Your Name Is Kyle

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#93 Awh Poor Person

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#94

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#95 Found On Tinder…… Hope Youre Not In Here

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#96 I Love When People Get Fonts In Microscopic Sizes And Expect Them To Last The Rest Of Time

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#97 Um

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#98 That Owl Has Seen Some Things

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#99 Have No Words

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#100 Whoever Tattooed This Should Not Be Tattooing On Human Skin

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#101 On A Local Artist Page…. I Cannot!!

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#102 From A Hometown Tattoo Artist

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#103 Eeeek

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#104 Found In The Wild

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#105 This Was Supposed To Be The Girls Mom

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#106 I Don’t Understand

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#107 From A Disney Group

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#108 Sad Nicholas Cage

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#109 If You’re Going To Reach For The Stars, Reach For The Lowest Star You Can

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#110 It’s So Irresponsible To Do A Memorial Piece Poorly

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#111 Beautiful…flower

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#112 I Just Can’t With My Local Shop Anymore

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#113 Found In A Fb Mountain Bike Group

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#114 I Work At A Nursing Home And It Gets Called A Wolf Or A Llama. It Is Supposed To Be Baphomet

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#115 I’d Miss My Parents Too If I Had That Tattoo Cause They Wouldn’t Speak To Me With How Bad That Is

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#116 “Hi Yes I’d Like My Ear To Look Like A Wetherspoons Plate Please”

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#117 At First Glance It Wasn’t So Bad…. And Then The Eyes… The Eyes!!!

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#118 Jesus

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#119 Oh My Glob

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#120 Found On A Ghostbusters Fan Page

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#121 My Newest Addition! I Always Said I Would Never Get Tattooed Outside Of A Shop, And Then I Realized Life Is Short, And We Should Do What Makes Us Happy

So, today I let my brother-in-law tattoo me. Anytime someone leaves our house we say “love you, bye”, so it has a special meaning. It’s terrible and I absolutely love it!

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#122 From A Book Group I’m In

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#123 10 Years Will Do Your Tattoos No Justice. Lol

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#124 Everyone’s Saying The Artist Should Be In Inkmaster

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#125 Girl Friend? Gluten Free? Giant Fart?

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#126 Found In A Scuba Group. Guess What I Am?

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#127 Someone Needs To Put That Poor Animal Out Of Its Misery

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#128 No Comment

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#129 She’s Proud Of Her “Kentucky”

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#130

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#131 A Little Batman My Daughter Drew, Because Everybody Needs A Little Super Hero

I think it’s awesome, but it’s not good- good by any means

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#132 A Pmu Artist Who Now Does Tattoos…. And She ”specializes” In Microblading (Brows)

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#133 Found In A Tattoo Apprentice Group

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#134 I Didn’t Realize How Hard It Is To Take A Photo Of My Own Ankles

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#135 Octobooty

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#136 This Fairy Is Doing Good Squat

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#137 It’s Supposed To Be Chester Bennington

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#138 Dr Martens In Process Lol. Why!?! Looks Like His Skin Was Peeled Off His Foot

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#139 She Absolutely Loves It Which Is Fine I Guess? I’m Glad Because I’d Be P*ssed

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#140 Jesus? Is That You!!?!??

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